Chapter 790: Soul Suppression Formation
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
“Illusory Purgatory is like its name… Once you enter it, it would be equivalent to entering a world that’s like purgatory! After all 94 of you enter into it, only 50 people can survive in the end and obtain the qualifications to participate in the second round of the selections.” Right when everyone was terrified by the Illusory Purgatory, Ning Can spoke once more, and he revealed the rules of the first round of the selections.
Only 50 people can survive from the 94 that enter?
Instantly, many young men couldn’t help but go pale.
Doesn’t that mean that 44 people had to die?
Some young geniuses that were at the bottom in their respective Dynasties were terrified to the point their faces went ghastly pale, and for a time, they slightly regretted coming to participate in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties.
“Vice… Vice Fort Master, can we withdraw ourselves?” In next to no time, a young man asked with a trembling voice.
He was an existence at the bottom amongst the young geniuses of the ten Dynasties, and he knew that he would most probably die once he entered the Illusory Purgatory.
Along with this young man raising this question, many people looked at Ning Can and Feng Wei with expressions of anticipation. Obviously, they had the intention of withdrawing as well.
What a joke!
Even though the rewards of the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties were extremely generous, if they were asked to fight for it with their lives, then it was impossible for them to be willing to do that.
As far as they were concerned, there was nothing that was more important than their own lives, as once they’d lost their lives, then no matter how generous the rewards were, it would be useless because they were utterly unable to use it.
“Withdraw?” Feng Wei glanced indifferently at this young man and nodded. “You can…”
Right when the gazes of many young geniuses lit up, Feng Wei’s following words caused their expressions to go pale in unison. “But the person that withdraws must withstand an attack of mine on their own! So long as you’re able to survive it, then you can leave safely.”
What a joke!
Withstand a strike from Feng Wei?
Feng Wei was the Vice Fort Master of Skywolf Fort and seemed to be an existence at the seventh level of the Void Transformation Stage or above. Not to mention all of them who weren’t confident in themselves, it would be impossible for even the most outstanding young geniuses in the ten Dynasties to withstand a strike of Feng Wei’s and survive.
Instantly, the bodies of many people started to tremble, and they were filled with terror towards what was going to happen next.
Seeming to have realized that the atmosphere wasn’t right, Ning Can continued. “Of course, it’s not completely reliant on strength when you enter the Illusory Purgatory… If you’re capable of smoothly avoiding all the other martial artists, then even if your strength is the weakest, you’ll similarly be able to survive once the other 44 people are killed!”
Ning Can’s words caused the young geniuses that felt despaired to return to their senses, and their eyes lit up.
This works as well?
We don’t have to undergo a battle royal as soon as we enter?
Perhaps he’d discerned the bewilderment of these young geniuses, Ning Can continued. “The Illusory Purgatory was constructed a few thousands of years ago via an Inscription Formation by a Martial Monarch Stage Inscription Master who was a friend of the Fort Master of our Skywolf Fort at that time… Once you enter into it, it’s equivalent to entering a vast world!”
“At that place, mountains and forests cover the land, and there’re many places that you can use to conceal yourselves.” Ning Can finished speaking in one go.
An Inscription Master at the Martial Monarch Stage?
Ning Can’s words caused everyone besides Duan Ling Tian to be shocked.
Never had they imagined that this Illusory Purgatory had such great origins and it was actually constructed by a Martial Monarch Stage expert of legend.
Not to mention Martial Emperor Stage experts, even Martial Monarch Stage experts were existences of legend to the members of the ten Dynasties, and they were existences that were far beyond their reach.
“Vice Fort Master, will all of us appear in the same place after we enter?” Someone couldn’t help but ask.
Instantly, his questions resonated with many people, and they were filled with curiousness towards this.
If they were to appear in the same place, then wouldn’t the weakest people amongst them become lambs that were waiting to be slaughtered?
That was something that they weren’t willing to see.
“Don’t worry, once all of you enter the Illusory Purgatory, even though all of you will appear in the same world, yet all of you won’t appear in the same place… Every single one of you will at least be 500 km away from the closest person to you, and there’s perfectly enough time for all of you to conceal yourselves.” Ning Can continued. “So, in the first round of the selections in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties, the young experts with confidence in themselves would control the battlefield, and they had to find the weak people that are concealed and kill them! Only after they kill 44 people would they be sent out from the Illusory Purgatory.
“Of course, all of you can choose to cooperate with someone you trust inside the Illusory Purgatory… For example, a few comparatively weaker people can join forces to deal with a stronger person.”
Ning Can’s words caused the gazes of many young geniuses with weaker strengths to light up.
“If we join forces… I’m afraid we can only join forces with people from the same Dynasty.”
“Yeah, if we join forces with people from the other Dynasties, we might be stabbed from the back… Unless we make a vow under the Nine-Nine Heavenly Tribulation.”
Many young geniuses discussed animatedly.
“Right, I have to warn all of you of something… You’re unable to make a vow with your blood in the Illusory Purgatory, as the Nine-Nine Heavenly Tribulation is unable to sense your existences within the Illusory Purgatory.” Ning Can added.
Instantly the faces of many people sank, and some of them wore distressed expressions. “Looks like we’re really only able to choose to join forces with people from the same Dynasty.”
“Even if it’s a person from the same Dynasty, who dares say that everyone is worthy of being trusted? Unless it’s someone you yourself can trust, anyone else can’t be trusted.”
“Yeah… After all, only after waiting for 44 people to die would the other people be able to leave the Illusory Purgatory and survive while passing through the first round of the selections.”
“For the sake of passing through the first round of the selections, there’ll surely be many people that would stop at nothing. After all, every increase in casualties meant that their own safety would be even more guaranteed.”
Many young geniuses with comparatively weaker strength had slightly distressed expressions for a time.
“Looks like our plan to join forces from before has failed… I never imagined that after we enter that Illusory Purgatory, we’ll actually be split up.” Zhang Shou Yong looked at Duan Ling Tian, Feng Tian Wu, and Su Li as he sighed.
“After we enter, all of you must try your bests to protect yourselves… So long as we’re able to meet each other inside the Illusory Purgatory, then joining forces at that time wouldn’t be too late. If all four of us are able to gather, then passing through the first round of this life and death selection would be extremely easy,” said Su Li.
As far as he was concerned, so long as the four of them gathered together, then with Duan Ling Tian’s unfathomable ‘demonic technique’ the young geniuses of the various Dynasties would absolutely be unable to get the upper hand against them.
“Exactly. After we enter, everyone must be sure to be careful… If you don’t have sufficient confidence, then you must absolutely not make a move!” Duan Ling Tian spoke with a serious expression.
Once they entered the Illusory Purgatory, it would be equivalent to entering into a purgatory in the mortal world. Even though it didn’t contain vicious and ferocious monsters, yet it contained young experts of the various Dynasties that would possibly appear at any moment to kill them.
A single mistake would be extremely likely to cause one to fall into a bottomless abyss and perish within it!
Feng Tian Wu didn’t speak, but she’d listened to what Duan Ling Tian and Su Li said, and she directly nodded to indicate she understood.
“All of you, enter.” The copper mirror appeared once more in Ning Can’s hands as he spoke, and his Origin Energy fused into it.
This time, the blue colored strong light shot out from the surface of the mirror, and it just happened to hit precisely on the ball of material clouds and mist in the sky.
Instantly, the clouds and mist roiled as they split open to reveal a rift, and it seemed as if a door had been opened.
Right when most young geniuses were hesitant, a figure had instantly entered into the Illusory Purgatory like a bolt of lightning.
“Feng Wei, this disciple of yours is not bad indeed. No matter if it’s strength or courage, he’s extremely outstanding in both.” Ning Can praised.
The first person to enter was precisely the Crown Prince of Darming Dynasty, Lu Yong.
“Martial Uncle, you’re too kind.” Even though Feng Wei spoke modestly, yet his face revealed a brilliant smile.
“Go on.” Sword 13 and Saber 5 looked respectfully at Su Li and Long Yun.
Su Li and Long Yun nodded, and then they seemed as if they were competing and entered the Illusory Purgatory at practically the exact same time.
“We ought to go as well.” Duan Ling Tian smiled to Feng Tian Wu and Zhang Shou Yong before entering the Illusory Purgatory with some of the young geniuses from the various Dynasties that had returned to their senses.
After Duan Ling Tian entered, Feng Tian Wu, Zhang Shou Yong, and the remaining group of young geniuses entered successively.
After a short moment, a total of 94 young geniuses had all entered the Illusory Purgatory.
The group of experts of the older generation stood silently outside as they waited for the outcome.
After Duan Ling Tian stepped into the Illusory Purgatory, the area before him was covered by a layer of mist, and even if his Spiritual Force stretched out, it would be directly blasted to dispersion by a shapeless force within a short period of time.
After flying for an unknown period of time, the mist before Duan Ling Tian’s eyes dispersed, allowing him to be able to look straight at the world before him.
“This is the Illusory Purgatory?” Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but laugh bitterly as he looked at the high mountains and lofty peaks that covered the complex terrain. “If someone has the intention of hiding in a place like this… I presume that it’ll be even more difficult than ascending the heavens to drag the person out of his hiding place.”
“But, luckily, I can rely on my Spiritual Force… With my Spiritual Force, I can envelop an area of 100 meters and anyone that’s concealed in the shadows will be unable to escape!”
“When I came here earlier, there was a pressure that blasted my Spiritual Force into dispersal. This place ought to not have that pressure, right?” When he thought up to here, Duan Ling Tian stretched his Spiritual Force out.
In the next moment, his spirited face sank completely.
His Spiritual Force had once again been blasted into dispersal by the pressure.
“What’s going on?” Duan Ling Tian frowned and had a puzzled expression as he utterly didn’t know what was going on nor did he know where this pressure originated from.
Only after Duan Ling Tian searched through the lifetime’s worth of memories of the Rebirth Martial Emperor did Duan Ling Tian find the answer.
“Looks like the Illusory Purgatory within this Inscription Formation constructed by the Martial Monarch Stage expert also has a Soul Suppression Formation set up within it.”
As its name soul suppression says, it suppresses the energy of the soul.
Spiritual Force was the energy of the soul.
“In this way… Even my soul skill, Thousand Illusions, can’t be utilized in this damnable place?” In next to no time, Duan Ling Tian’s expression sank slightly.
When his Spiritual Force fused into the soul brand in the depths of his soul with the intention of trying to utilize his soul skill, Thousand Illusions, he instead noticed that he was utterly unable to construct the illusory space.
Every single time his Spiritual Force intended to construct the illusory space, it would be blasted to dispersal by the indescribable pressure at the first possible moment.